Abigail's Grace

She was a wonderful, unexpected gift-I would gladly accept again.

Even when you are sour, you are an angel to me

With a smile that can light up the world,

It is your giggle of mischief-which I truly adore.

There isn’t a thing I can imagine or a thing I could say,

That can describe all the gifts you bring every moment of everyday.


Although you were not planned,

You’re the farthest thing from a mistake.

If I had the choice to do it again-it would be a decision I would always make.

You’re bigger than the rest.

Or at least that is what you think.

Playing dress up with high heals as long as they’re pink.


I think back at the difficult pregnancy, before you arrived.

Even then I didn’t worry, because I already knew my little girl would have a strong will to survive.

You walk with purpose, and determination, everywhere you go.

But at thirty inches tall, you will have to postpone taking over the world.


You love your big brother,

You’re always right by his side.

And as funny as it is- you are always ready to have words with anyone you decide to dislike.

Although we don’t always know what exactly you have said,

Your stance tells it all- as you throw your arms up and over your head.

You put your hand out and look whomever in the eye,

And say I’ll be back later-then turn back around to blow them kisses goodbye.


I named you Abigail Grace- Abby for short.

After my favorite Album Abby Road by The Beatles-a masterpiece of my sorts.

Your middle name is Grace, because I prayed to God to help your little lungs grow.

I knew my prayers were heard, when you arrived screaming, with ten fingers and ten beautiful little toes.


You are everything right, and everything sweet-

Even when you’re sour, you’re an angel to me.

Such a little girl with so much to give.

But let me tell you a secret my child,

You’ve given me some of the greatest reasons to live.

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Comments 35 comments

Justine76 6 years ago

beautifull


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful little girl.

Your love of home and family is an inspiration. Thank you.

Mike


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Really great HC, really heartwarming. Cute kid to boot! She has your cheekbones darlin!


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Beautiful, H.C. Absolutely beautiful. Teary-eyed beautiful. Thank you for your heart & your words.

BTW, love the hat. :>)


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Great hub,very touching.


mistrunner 6 years ago

great peice mate, totally wonderfull, had me thinking of my own children. thankyou.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

I love the part where you stated - "although you were not planned, you are the farthest thing from a mistake" - What a beautiful dedication to your daughter. H.C. you do have a way with words.


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

I am in tears somebody give me a hanky. And the pictures really set this off. Great job.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Justine for reading and leaving your comment :)

Mike,

Thank you as well for reading and commenting-I am glad that you liked it. I write many letters or poems for my kids as they are growing so when they are older they can have them. I like many parents keep special outfits, locks of hair, birthday cards from my grandparents for my children etc. in a keep sake box for each of my kids. But I figured that things such as a poem or a letter are more personal and I hope that they appreciate them as they grow older. :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Ben,

Thanks for stopping by. Have you had that baby yet? Hope all is well with you :) I am glad you were able to read this one- I know how big of a fan you are of children and parents appreciating their kids. Your comment means a great deal :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Entertainmentplus- Thanks for reading and commenting. Glad you liked it :)

Ken- thanks for your feedback on the hat and on the hub, lol. Kids can certainly bring out a different side of people, I credit mine with making me a more emotionally in-tune person-and responsible for my heart. I am glad you were able to read and comment-hopefully the tears did not come :)


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Awww, what a wonderful hub/prose, H.C!!! So touching and full of emotion!!!!


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nadiaazhar 6 years ago from kuwait

that is so wonderful,so touching...the purest of all the relationships,mother and child relation.i really like the way you ended the poem "But let me tell you a secret my child, You’ve given me some of the greatest reasons to live." hats-off!

love to abby,nadia


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

mistrunner,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on this poem- I am pleased that you enjoyed reading it :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Veronica- thanks for reading and commenting. I am so glad that you enjoyed reading this one...I guess what we dont expect in life, but happens-can truly be one of the greatest blessings :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Samboiam- awww, thanks for taking the time to read and comment- sorry I got you all teared up :) children truly are the best gifts, arent they? :)


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Baby on the way in July! Thanks for remembering you are a sweetheart HC and I love the new hat and pic!


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Ann, Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment-kids certainly have a way of bringing out all the human emotions, dont they :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Nadia,

Thanks for leaving another great/positive comment, it is always appreciated :) That last line is very true-and it grows with each passing day.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Ben, Wow, July... That is just around the corner. Abby was born in June and Collin in July- look out for the hot flashes and high electric bill from running the AC...:)

Thanks for the compliment on the profile picture and hat, lol. Ive had a few people comment on it-guess it is the Texas Gal in me shining through...


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Absolutely beautiful!!! The story, the pics and I love the name Abigal Grace. She is going to love this when she grows up.:)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks AEvans,

I hope that you are right. When I was a child I hated my name- since then I have grown to own it, and carry it well, but with a name such as Abigail-she can always ask to be called Abby if she isnt fond of it :)

Thanks for reading and commenting


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

How beautiful! H.C. I just love the name Abigal Grace and she is a real sweetheart. Nice job!

Sage


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Sage for the comment. Dont let her sweet innocent face fool you---she can throw a temper tantrum that can put the most spoiled-rich-socialite to shame...lol


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Ebb and flow, she's still beautiful and always will be. Enjoy your little Abigal Grace.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Of course... I always do. In all seriousness-she and her brother, gave me a new-better-more positive outlook on life. They have more power than they will ever know-and I love them more than I could ever show. Thanks for your comment Sage, I appreciate you reading


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

This is so beautiful H.C. I have memories welling up of my own prayers before my children were born, and those for my grandchildren as well. Your daughter is beautiful.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you for your kind comment. I am glad it could bring back some happy memories and thoughts


kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

truly beautiful

blew me away

I thank you

kimberly


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

Touching and innocent with all of the emotions of your heart. Only the heart of a true Mother knows the depth of love that a child conjurs up. The JOY of her unique little personality rings clear. She is Blessed to have you as her mommy. Beautiful!

Mekenzie


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Hello Ms Kimberly- Welcome back! You were missed during your break from Hub Pages! I am glad the you found your way back :) Thanks for the comment on the hub :)- I really appreciate you stopping by and reading it.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Mekenzie,

That was a very nice comment to receive. I must tell you that since having kids- the best compliment that anyone can give, is saying that I am a great mother- Makes me get all teary eyed and everything, thanks for reading and commenting on this poem :)


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Absolutely beautiful

Take care

Eiddwen


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Eiddwen,

Thanks for reading and commenting on this poem for my daughter. It gave me a reason to re-read the words...and I needed that today.


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